Independent Reading

This Wednesday and Thursday (Day 3 and 4) we’ll be talking about independent reading. One of the most important things you can do to grow as a thinker is to read a lot. Independent reading is not only fun, but it builds your vocabulary and your knowledge of the world. Reading makes you a better reader and a better writer!

Most Humanities teachers expect you to read, and so do I. I’ve pushed a copy of a basic reading log to your Academic Support or Study Skills folder in your Google Drive. Please open it, rename it and record any books you’ve started or finished since the start of this school year. (I’ll go over what I expect in class and will answer any questions. My reading log won’t take much time–it’s just a way to keep track of the books you’ve read this semester.) Note: If you’re already doing this for your Humanities teacher, you can save time by sharing that document with me and linking to it on my reading log.

Once you’ve done that, sign up for a quick conference with me. We’ll talk about what you are reading now and set some goals for the next week or two!